SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (www.nhclc.org), also known as The Hispanic National Association of Evangelicals, the nation's largest Christian Hispanic organization, will hold their annual board meeting in San Antonio, Texas April 11-13, 2011. The Keynote speaker will be Elder Bernice A. King, daughter of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mrs. Coretta Scott King.
Bernice A. King (Be A King) is nationally and internationally known as one of the most powerful, motivating and life-changing orators and speakers on the circuit today being described as creative, captivating, challenging, compelling and courageous with a strong concern for community and family partnership. Bernice leaves her audiences speechless and challenges people to RAISE THE STANDARD. Born the youngest daughter, Bernice began her oratorical journey when she spoke in her mother's stead at the United Nations at age 17.
Over the years, Bernice has had the occasion to speak in such places as The White House, DuPont Corp., AT&T, NIKE, University of North Carolina, Duke University, Pepperdine University, Department of Defense, Salvation Army, and in such places as Sydney, Australia, Lubeck, Germany, Auckland, New Zealand and South Africa to name a few. Comments, like those below, from audiences around the world reflect how Bernice's speeches have changed their drive and outlook on life:
- It was an awesome, dynamic, thrilling and mentally provocative. This is a start of a revolutionary move in my life. It was truly a privilege for a Bahamian to hear, touch and feel the daughter of a legend. This day will remain with me forever.
- Her message had a lot of application and reality to it. It challenged, touched, and motivated me in ways I didn't expect.
- I was revitalized and reenergized to keep up the fight.
The NHCLC board is comprised of 72 denominational leaders representing over 34,200 churches from across America. They will convene to discuss the NHCLC highlights of 2010 that have impacted their seven directives of Life, Family, Great Commission, Stewardship, Justice, Education and Youth and the shape the future of the NHCLC for the next 5 years and beyond.
The US Census recently released remarkable statistics that show the Hispanic community has exceeded the 50 million mark in population making them the largest minority group in the country. In correlation with the US census, The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference is the Hispanic National Association of Evangelicals unifying, serving and representing the Hispanic born again community via 34,218 member churches and over 16 million constituents.
Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, President of The NHCLC, said, "The Hispanic faith community is rising up. We are excited to be meeting with our board members in San Antonio to discuss and shape the coming year in response to the US Census report and the spiritual condition of our nation. We believe we are on the precipice of a multiethnic-multigenerational movement and an awakening. The Hispanic community is the firewall of righteousness–this is where the horizontal meets the vertical."
The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference is the Hispanic National Association of Evangelicals unifying, serving and representing the Hispanic Born Again Community via 34,200 member churches and 16 million constituents by reconciling the vertical and horizontal of the Christian message through the 7 Directives of Life, Family, Great Commission, Stewardship, Justice, Education and Youth.
SOURCE National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference